Is Cell Therapy (CT) suitable for everyone? What are the indications and contraindications in receiving this treatment?
Anyone interested to receive Cell Therapy would need to submit in their pre-therapy medical check-up/test to determine their suitability for the therapy. Cell Therapy is indicated for rejuvenation and preventive health purposes. It also addresses a wide array of chronic health conditions. Certain contraindications include pregnancy, acute infection, decompensated circulatory disorders, advanced kidney disease, active cancer or ongoing chemotherapeutic/radiologic/immunosuppressant treatment and chronically ill or bedridden patient.
Are there any pre-existing conditions that will reduce the effectiveness of Cell Therapy?
Effectiveness of Cell Therapy is gauged differently for every individual because the indication and goal of treatment is personalised. Each individual’s unique differences can affect the effectiveness of the treatment such as genetics, lifestyle, patient compliance, degree or severity of the disease (diabetes), and other underlying conditions such as individual’s immunity and overall health.
Is it possible that a patient may be deemed unsuitable for Cell Therapy despite being already in the clinic?
Despite being previously qualified, the patient should inform our Medical Department should there be any changes in the condition such as active infection – fever, cough, colds. Upon arrival, an initial consultation with the Villa Medica doctors is routine. During consultation, the doctors may order certain lab tests and shall have the final decision of whether a patient is still eligible to receive Cell Therapy.
When is the best time or season of the year to receive Cell Therapy?
There is no particular time of the year that is most suitable for treatment. However, scheduling treatment in advance is recommended, given the increased popularity of the treatment. For most patients residing in 4 seasons countries that requires a boost of immunity, it is best that treatment be done in the early fall before the winter season.
What is the process of cell preparation before transplantation to patient? How are the cells transplanted into the patient’s body?
Cell Therapy utilises fetal cells that were prepared carefully by a team of healthcare professionals, following strict guidelines set by the German Health Authorities in a GMP compliant surgery unit which ensured the cells are FREE of clinical and serological zoonosis. The fetal cells are injected intramuscularly into the patient. This method has been found to be most effective and safest.
Is there a difference in cell structure between the human cell and sheep cell? If so, how does it assimilate with the human body upon transplantation?
Mammalian cells share many similar characteristics but they are not identical. Recent theories indicate that the injected cells result in the release of “signaling factors” that travel to damage tissues where they stimulate local repair mechanisms. Cell Therapy regenerative effects occur through signaling protein transfer, not DNA transfer. This mechanism is not SPECIES-pecific but ORGAN-specific.
Is Cell Therapy safe and effective?
Cell Therapy is safe and effective though there may be few side-effects that could be experienced post-injection such as mild burning on the injection site, redness, warmth or mild fever, these are considered to be signs of an immune reaction signaling an effective implantation of the cells into the host’s body.
How long after cell injection does the recipient start to benefit from it?
Benefit starts after 2-6 weeks. But there may be an immediate effect, which will last 4-7 days.
What is the injection process like?
To prepare the body to receive Cell Therapy by lowering any possible inflammatory reactions, the patient is given intravenous pre-treatments and Ozone Therapy.
There are 9 personalised injections prepared. All are injected intramuscularly into the gluteal muscles (buttocks).
For joint and skin injections, the cell suspension is injected directly around the affected joint or directly on the skin (face, scalp, hands, neck, body). After the injections, patients are required to rest, are monitored and treated throughout the duration of their stay in the clinic.
Is it possible that the recipient body might “over-react” to the introduction of foreign cells?
As in any procedure, there is a small risk of an allergic reaction happening and as such precautions are taken to both minimise that risk and preparations are made to treat the reaction if it does happen. Should there be any incident or reaction, the Customer Care Department should be contacted immediately to help manage the situation.
Is there a drastic deterioration of the recipient’s well-being if he/she decides to stop Cell Therapy after a few treatments?
It has been found that every individual respond differently to cell therapy. In certain cases, only one treatment would suffice while in others repeat treatments are necessary to maintain good health and quality of life.
Cell Therapy is not addictive. The organs will not fail (depending on the health condition) if the treatments are discontinued after receiving a few treatments over a period of time. What is more likely to happen is that over time, the optimised organ system will degenerate once again due to the aging process and sedentary lifestyle.
What are the significant results of the therapy?
Cell Therapy never promises complete healing. Cell Therapy is a regenerative treatment that utilises the body’s own healing mechanism to regenerate and heal naturally. Results vary with individuals depending on their age, physical conditions, lifestyle, eating habits, and the state of the disease. In general, people experience resilience in stressful occasions, more youthful appearance and younger skin, enhanced fertility, reduction of certain physical symptoms and improvement of health and general wellbeing.
How are guests going to be followed-up after their Cell Therapy in Germany? Are the results difficult to monitor?
Regularly interval checks are also done by Customer Care Department post treatment. With Villa Medica’s follow-up protocol, two types of results are being monitored post Cell Therapy – qualitative and quantitative.
Observed qualitative measures are improvements noted and reported by patients after their Cell Therapy while clinical quantitative measures are based on repeat laboratory examination comparing pre and post treatment laboratory panels.